Just found the post I think you're referring to. So it seems that if you're are not into overclocking then the new Ryzen still could be a good choice for most tasks - but who knows for audio since we still need to see Dawbench results- but if you want 5GHz(through overclocking) then Intel will still take the crown. Very interesting. Everyone is claiming an AMD win here but we need to let the waters settle a little to see what the real world results tell us. I know Intel well, I worked for a 3rd party company that contracted with Intel to help developers optimize for their CPU technologies at the same time that Opteron came out to give them a scare. What I do know is they are a company that takes competition seriously and will come back with a vengeance, like they did with Opteron. Just look at how long it took AMD to catch up since then. What a lot of people don't realize is that these companies, at least Intel, have 7 year+ roadmaps. It's not like they don't have a solution on the table, it's just a matter of how far they are willing to jump ahead in their roadmap to respond to the threat. Good news it drives prices down for us consumers and gives us a jump start to new technology that we normally wouldn't have seen for a few years from now.I just read something disappointing making the purchase of a cherry picked OC’d Matisse a waste of time.
I’m cancelling my order, getting a refund and buying East/West POP Brass.
One CPU burned up and died during the review, the 3700X I want won’t clock above 4.1GHz on all cores making my purchase a waste of money.
Sorry my brothers, I’m waiting for the Intel’s.
Besides, I just built a new 4790k PC using the last CPU on that series I have.
Matisse sure looks great on single threaded Cinebench tests.
But you can’t use DRAM Above 3733, all cores overclocks aren’t that good, and this is a reviewer who doesn’t collect ES Samples, often pisses off Intel and Tier One Manufacturers.